Mazzara’s Italian Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant that will serve fresh, made-in-house pasta, sauces, and other traditional Italian fare. The menu, which will change weekly, will be managed by Chef Rene Boyzo who has received much praise and media accolades from his position as head chef at Purveyor. He will be working closely with family recipes from owner Stephanie’s own kitchen that have been passed down for generations.

“Mazzara is a family name—more specifically, my family name,” said Stephanie. “Our new Italian eatery will be named after my great grandparents Stefano and Carmela Mazzara who were Italian cooks from Sicily. Our menu will feature favorites like chicken parmigiana and lasagna as staples, but my great-grandmother Carmela’s eggplant rollatini will be something everyone will be watching for. Service and quality is our trademark at the Church Street Family and this will be fast, casual service with the high-quality food our customers have come to expect from us.”

Mazzara’s will also feature Giustino’s Gelato, a made-from-scratch gelateria created by Huntsville local, Justin Rosoff. Since 2016, Justin has expanded his skills by taking classes in Bologna, Italy, in order to craft the artisanal hard and soft-serve gelato, pastries, and gelato pops that will be available at Stovehouse. Patrons can also enjoy seasonal sorbets, biscotti, rainbow cookies, almond cookies and Italian coffee.

Dairy-and gluten-free options will be available.

All gelato will be made in small batches on premise so guests can watch Justin create the desserts in person.

– by Haley Clemons for Crunkleton Associates